Fan-Made 'Django Unchained' Poster Pays Tribute to Original 'Django'

October 26, 2012
Source: JoBlo

Django Unchained

There's been a solid batch of official posters for Django Unchained, but this fan-made poster just might take the cake. JoBlo got word from artist Federico Mancosu who created a poster that throws back to the original poster for Sergio Corbucci‘s Django from 1966. Aside from the change of the image, the painting style and formatting of the title and credits is duplicated meticulously. Plus if you take a closer look, you can see incredible paintbrush style detail in the images to see just how much hard work went into this creation. Mancosue even went as far as to include the old Columbia Pictures logo and other retro touches. Look!

Here's Federico Mancosu's Django Unchained poster from the artist's official website (via JoBlo):

Django Unchained - Federico Mancosu Poster

And here's the excellent comparison shot of the original and new posters shown together:

Django Unchained / Django Posters

Mancosu said, "I made this poster last June, but I make it public only today, first I wanted to send a copy to Quentin Tarantino, and this has happened only few days ago. The artwork was created with the intention to developing a poster with the style of the typical Italian sixties posters, and exactly those printed with the size of 33×71 cm (13×28 in), in Italy we call this kind of poster “locandina”; their promotional use was to be displayed in the halls of Italian cinemas. The structure, the lettering and the type of colors, recall the original poster of Sergio Corbucci‘s “Django”, released in 1966." You can't buy this particular poster sadly (though Mancosu sent a copy to Quentin Tarantino) but you can buy more of the artist's work right here.

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he successfully recreated an italian locandina. when those posters were first made, they weren't the best looking, and (surprise surprise), years later they still are pretty bad.

Peter D. on Oct 26, 2012


If you don't think those posters are badass, you sir, are a cat's vagina.

KissinJohnStamos on Oct 26, 2012


i wasn't commenting on the two posters pictured above so much as the type of posters that they are. you can't possibly argue that the italian locandina was an attractive poster if you have any knowledge of movie posters in general. that being said, i don't doubt it may hold sentimentality.

Peter D. on Oct 26, 2012


The best thing they came up with so far was a ripoff? Bravo!

Davide Coppola on Oct 26, 2012


Who's "they" in this scenario? A fan made this. And it's not a rip-off. It's an homage. The only thing that's really the same is the credits and the format. The image is obviously completely different and a lot of work went into it. Simmer down.

Ethan Anderton on Oct 26, 2012


I apologize, I thought it was official marketing material. Yes, I should read the title next time.

Davide Coppola on Oct 26, 2012

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